Faculty Edition 2018

Roberto Coviello

``Tecnica vocale``


Simone Savina

Piano collaborator


Alberto De Sanctis

Effective communication beyond the stage


Alessandro Temperani

Psychologist and Psychotherapist,Certified Bionenergetic Therapist - ``The Con-nection of the Body and the Mind``


Leonardo De Lisi

Chamber Music


Ulla Casalini

Piano collaborator


Andrea Severi

Interpretation


Alessandra Panzavolta

Movement Classes


Prof. Mario Marella

Physical training


Hugo De Ana

Acting Lessons


Alessandro Corbelli

Technique and Interpretation


Angelo Michele Errico

Piano collaborator


  • THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING FOR ADVANCING YOUR CAREER: Raffaeklla Coletti,Artist Manager and Director of the Corso d’Opera, will speak with participants about the necessity of developing a career plan, including the time to study new roles.
  • ART PERFORMANCE e PERFORMACE TOP LEVEL: Mario Marella, Professor of Science and Sport Technology at the University of Florence and Director of the Laboratory for Applied Biomechanics for the Italian Federation of Soccer, Fencing and Skating, will discuss the link between physical fitness and performance and how to improve performance level.
  • BEGINNING YOUR CAREER THROUGH COMPETITIONS AND AUDITIONS: Dominique Meyer, Director of the Wiener Staatsoper and President of Corso d’Opera.
  • MANAGING YOUR CAREER: MMAG André Comploi, Presschef Wiener Staatsoper, “How to communicate the professional image through the media”: Comploi will lead the participants to understand the importance of communication, through the best strategies and instruments.
  • OPEN DAYS: 30th June and July1/2/13/14/15 
  • JULY 14 – Students’ Concert with special appearance by Alessandro Corbelli and the pianist Angelo Michele Errico

Faculty Edition 2017

Mirella Parutto

``Tecnica vocale``


Richard Barker

Piano collaborator


Simone Savina

Piano collaborator


Alessandro Temperani

Psychologist and Psychotherapist,Certified Bionenergetic Therapist - ``The Con-nection of the Body and the Mind``


Prof. Mario Marella

Physical training


Michele Pertusi

Interpretation


Angelo Michele Errico

Piano collaborator and preparation for the final concert


Alberto De Sanctis

Effective communication beyond the stage


Alessandra Panzavolta

Movement Classes


Lucio Gallo

Technique and Interpretation of Chamber Music and Opera


  • THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING FOR ADVANCING YOUR CAREER: Raffaella Coletti,Artist Manager and Director of the Corso d’Opera, will speak with participants about the necessity of developing a career plan, including the time to study new roles.
  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF ITALIAN OPERA: hosted by Mirella Parutto, with Angelo Michele Errico and Simone Savina.
  • CORRECT NUTRITION: Gabriele Coletti, Nutritional expert for high performance athletes will discuss the importance of nutrition as part of maintaining an optimal physical level. Each student will have a personal consultation to discuss their dietary experience as it relates to their lifestyle.
  • ART PERFORMANCE e PERFORMACE TOP LEVEL: Mario Marella, Professor of Science and Sport Technology at the University of Florence and Director of the Laboratory for Applied Biomechanics for the Italian Federation of Soccer, Fencing and Skating, will discuss the link between physical fitness and performance and how to improve performance level.
  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION BEYOND THE STAGE: Alberto De Sanctis, trainer, expert coach in effective communication and public speaking.
  • BEGINNING YOUR CAREER THROUGH COMPETITIONS AND AUDITIONS: Dominique Meyer, Director of the Wiener Staatsoper and President of Corso d’Opera.
  • MANAGING YOUR CAREER: Giuseppe Oldani, President of ARIACS (Italian Association of Concerts and Productions) will discuss about professional and contractual relationship between artists, theaters and artist managers.
  • OPEN DAYS: 29/30th June and July1-8/9 
  • JUne 30th – Students’ Concert at the Teatro Signorelli in Cortona, in collaboration with the Accademia degli Arditi, with special appearance by Michele Pertusi and the pianist Simone Savina
  • JULY 9th – Students’ Concert at the Teatro Signorelli in Cortona, in collaboration with the Accademia degli Arditi with special appearance by Lucio Gallo and the pianist Richard Barker

Faculty Edition 2016

Angelo Michele Errico

Pianist- ``Working on the score`` and Piano Collaborator at the lessons of ``Chamber Music Interpretation`` with Baritone Lucio Gallo


Lucio Gallo

Baritone - ``Vocal Technique and Chamber Music Interpretation``


Donato Renzetti

Conductor - ``Opera Interpretation``


Andrea Severi

Professor from Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Piano Collaborator at the lessons of ``Opera Interpretation`` with Donato Renzetti


Luciana D'Intino

Mezzosoprano - ``Vocal Technique``


Beatrice Benzi

Piano Collaborator at Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Piano Collaborator at the lessons of ``Vocal Technique`` with mezzosoprano Luciana D'Intino and ``Preparation for the concert``


Fabio Sparvoli

Stage Director - ``Acting Lessons``


Alessandro Temperani

Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Certified Bionenergetic Therapist - ``Bioenergetics``


  • CORRECT NUTRITION: Gabriele Coletti, Nutritional expert for high performance athletes, will discuss the importance of nutrition as part of maintaining an optimal physical level. Each student will have a personal consultation to discuss their dietary experience as it relates to their lifestyle.
  • MANAGING YOUR CAREER: Giuseppe Oldani, President of ARIACS (Italian Association of Concerts and Productions), will discuss about professional and contractual relationship between artists, theaters and artist managers.
  • ART PERFORMANCE AND PERFORMANCE TOP LEVEL: Mario Marella, Professor of Science and Sport Technology at the University of Florence and Director of the Laboratory for Applied Biomechanics for the Italian Federation of Soccer, Fencing and Skating, will discuss the link between physical fitness and performance and how to improve performance level. During the course biomedical parameters will be measured and the physical fitness level of each student in order to develop individual work plans.
  • THE SECRETS OF LIGHT ON STAGE: Theorical and pratical lessons with celebrated Lighting Designer Vinicio Cheli, on the stage of the Teatro Poliziano in Montepulciano.
  • OPEN DAYSAs in previous years, the lessons will be open to Italian and international experts from the opera and music industries, media, partners ad supporters.
  • TEATRO POLIZIANO Concert featuring the participants of the program, with a guest appearance of mezzosoprano Luciana D’Intino.

Faculty Edition 2015

Roberto Scandiuzzi

Basso - Vocal technique


Dolora Zajick

Mezzosoprano - Vocal technique


Andrea Severi

Piano collaborator with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Vocal Interpretation


Annarita Pasculli

Dancer, Choreographer - 'Movement Classes'


Fabio Sparvoli

Stage Director - 'Dramatic Interpretation, Movement and the use of the Theatrical Mask'


Alessandro Temperani

Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Certified Bionenergetic Therapist - ‘The Con-nection of the Body and the Mind


Beatrice Benzi

Maestro Collaboratore del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Assistente di Dolora Zajick


Yun Hwa Jung

Piano Collaborator at Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Dolora Zajick Pianist Assistant


Loredana Scalcione

Fabio Sparvoli Pianist Assistant


Alessandro Praticò

Roberto Scandiuzzi Pianist Assistant


  • Rehearsals:Roberto Scandiuzzi will discuss ‘strategies and strategems’ to use during rehearsals when preparing for a production.
  • Performance and Physical Fitness:Mario Marella, Professor of Science and Sport Technology at the Univers of Florence and Director of the Laboratory for Applied Biomechanics for the Italian Federation of Soccer, will discuss the link between physical fitness and performance.
  • “From making sounds to developing a voice, to singing: Discovering the science behind the voice”
    Professor Massimo Gulisano, Dean of the Faculty of Sports Science at the University of Florence will discuss the anatomy of the human body in relation to the voice and how it develops.
  • Managing Your Career:Giuseppe Oldani, President of ARIACS (President of the Italian Association of Concerts and Productions) will discuss how to manage and advance your own career.
  • People Raising: Patrice Simonnet, Director of Fundraising for FAI (Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano) will discuss the techniques and parlerà di tecniche and tricks to interest the public, to attract attention and to successfully interact with professional colleagues.
  • Correct Nutrition:Gabriele Coletti Nutritional expert for high performance athletes will discuss the importance of nutrition as part of maintaining an optimal physical level. Each student will have a personal consulation to discuss their dietary experience as it relates to their lifestyle.
  • Professional Image:Fashion photographer Gianni Ugolini will discuss the importance of photos in creating your professional image.
  • Dress for Success:Giusi Giustino, costume designer at the Opera e Teatro di Prosa, and Head of Costumes at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, will discuss the importance of developing a personal style as part of a professional image of dress and make-up – how to dress appropriately for concerts, gala evenings, press conferences, rehearsals, etc.
  • Open Days: 1-2 August and 9-10 August
    As in previous years, there will be two weekends when courses and discussons are open to experts from the opera and music industry, both Italian and International.The public can also observe the young singers and teachers during vocal technique and interpretation, staging and body movement lessons.

Faculty Edition 2014

Bruno Campanella

Conductor - 'Musical Interpretation'


Annarita Pasculli

Dancer, Choreographer - 'Movement Classes'


Andrea Severi

Vocal Technique Professor - ' Vocal Technique Lessons'


Raphaël Sikorski

Vocal Technique Professor - ' Vocal Technique Lessons'


Fabio Sparvoli

Stage Director - 'Dramatic Interpretation, Movement and the use of the Theatrical Mask'


Michele Pertusi

Bass - Baritone Michele Pertusi, Testimonial of Corso d’Opera, will work with Maestro Campanella e Fabio Sparvoli to support students for the concert on August 10


Andrea Severi

Piano collaborator and Vocal Coach at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - ''Musical Interpretation Lessons'


Beatrice Benzi

Piano collaborator and Vocal Coach at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - ''Musical Interpretation Lessons'


Yun Wha Jung

Maestro Sikorski and Maestro Sparvoli Pianist Assistant


  • Alessandro Temperani, Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Certified Bionenergetic Therapist – ‘The Con-nection of the Body and the Mind
  • Lorenzo Ferrero, Composer and President of the International Council of Creators of Music,  ‘Verdi e Puccini Between text and music – how to read a score‘
  • Giuseppe Oldani, President of the Italian Association of Concerts and Productions and MICHELE LAI, Lawyer, (Founding member of the Corso d’Opera) will talk about the professional and contractual relationships between artists, theatres and artists managers
  • Alessandra Torella Romagnano, theatre, opera and film designer will talk about how to create a professional image through clothes and the way you dress.
  • Mario Marella, Professor of Science and Sport Technology at the University of Florence, and Director of the Studio for applied biomeccanics for the Italian Federation of Soccer, along with Bass-Baritone Michele Pertusi will discuss with students about the link between physical fitness and performance for singers
  • Paolo Cardoso, Psychotherapist and Psychologist, will help students understand the importance of acquiring the necessary skills to communicate their ideas and opinions clearly and efficaciously and develop the tools to manage conflicts and strategies to handle stress and mental fatigue

Faculty Edition 2013

Andrea Severi

Piano collaborator and Vocal Coach at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - ''Musical Interpretation Lessons'


Yun Hwa Jung

Maestro Severi Pianist Assistant


Annarita Pasculli

Dancer, Choreographer - 'Movement Classes'


Raphaël Sikorski

Vocal Technique Professor - ' Vocal Technique Lessons'


Beatrice Benzi

Piano Collaborator at Teatro alla Scala di Milano


Fabio Sparvoli

Stage Director - 'Dramatic Interpretation, Movement and the use of the Theatrical Mask'


Renzo Musumeci Greco and Martina Ganassin

Masters of Arms/Instructors/Fight Directors


  • Franco Fussi, Foniatra e Otorinolaringoiatra – “Risonanze e riscaldamento vocale”
  • Lorenzo Ferrero, Compositore, Presidente CIAM (International Council of Creators of Music) – “L’Audizione, le cose giuste e le cose non giuste”
  • Vinicio Cheli, Light Designer – “Lezione teorica e pratica di illuminotecnica”
  • Marco Mancini, Medico, dedito all’immunogenetica – “La Salute è un bene prezioso”
  • Roberta Giommi, Psicoterapeuta, Direttore dell’Istituto Internazionale di Sessuologia – “Le emozioni”
  • Alessandro Temperani: Psicologo e Psicoterapeuta, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist dell’ IIBA, International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis- “Incontro con la Bioenergetica”
  • Giannu Tangucci, Direttore Artistico del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – “Il cantante e dintorni’ chiacchiere in libertà dei miei 44 anni di teatro”
  • Mauricio Fernandez, Casting Director NTR Zaterdag Matinée – “Orientarsi tra i concorsi di Canto”
  • Mauro Carosi, Scenografo ed Odette Nicoletti, Costumista – “Come nasce uno spettacolo”
  • Moira Johnson, Press Agent e Pubbliche Relazioni e Raffaella Coletti, Artists Manager – “Consigli agli artisti su come rapportarsi ai media e con la stampa”

Faculty Edition 2012

 

Dolora Zajick

Dramatic Mezzo-soprano - 'Vocal Technique Lessons'


Francesca Tosi

Assistant Chorus Master Opera de Nice


Bruno Bartoletti

Orchestra/Opera Conductor - 'Musical Interpretation'


Andrea Severi

Piano collaborator and Vocal Coach at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino


Raùl Giménez

Argentinian Tenor - 'Vocal Technique Lessons'


Fabio Sparvoli

Dramatic Interpretation, Movement and the use of the Theatrical Mask'


Renzo Musumeci Greco e Martina Ganassin

Master of Arms/Instructor/Fight Director - 'The Use of Arms, Art and Science'


    • Matelda Tagliaferri, Psychotherapist – ‘The Origin, Causes and the Possible Techniques to Handle the Stress of a Professional Career’
    • Franco Fussi, Otolaryngologist and Voice Pathologist – ‘Physiology of Singing and Vocal Health for Singers’
    • Francesco Zito, Costume and Set Designer – ‘History and Use of Costumes and Accessories’
    • Carlo Fontana, General Director and Administrator of the Teatro Regio of Parma – ‘My experience of 40 years in the world of opera and theatre’
    • Vinicio Cheli, Light Designer – ”Feel the Light of a Scene”
    • Moira Johnson, Press Agent and Public Relations with CAROLINE WOODFIELD, Artists Manager – ‘The Practices of Professional Relations and the Selection of a Manager’